Hard and soft probe-medium interactions in a 3D hydro+micro approach at RHIC


Journal Article

We utilize a 3D hybrid hydro+micro model for a comprehensive and consistent description of soft and hard particle production in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC. In the soft sector we focus on the dynamics of (multi-) strange baryons, where a clear strangeness dependence of their collision rates and freeze-out is observed. In the hard sector we study the radiative energy loss of hard partons in a soft medium in the multiple soft scattering approximation. While the nuclear suppression factor RAA does not reflect the high quality of the medium description (except in a reduced systematic uncertainty in extracting the quenching power of the medium), the hydrodynamical model also allows us to study different centralities and in particular the angular variation of RAA with respect to the reaction plane, allowing for a controlled variation of the in-medium path length. © 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bass, SA; Renk, T; Ruppert, J; Nonaka, C

Published Date

  • August 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 8

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/34/8/S139

Citation Source

  • Scopus